"Duck Dynasty" star Jep Robertson, who recently revealed that he was sexually abused on a school bus as a child by an older girl, responded to critics who questioned how he could remember something that happened so many years ago when he was only six years old.
"What's sad is I'd look on Twitter and saw several comments like, 'How could you remember something when you were six years old,'" he told E! News this week. "This went on for a couple of years. I know exactly what happened. There's no, 'I think,' or, 'Maybe.'"
This response came after Robertson, 37, told "Entertainment Tonight" last week that an older girl would often force him to pull down his pants, amid other instances of inappropriate touching.
“Basically, I was young. I was 6 and it was on the school bus and it was an older girl that was just real mean. … In the end, I think probably she was just terribly abused herself,” Robertson said. “A lot of things took place — and scary stuff. You know, it was tough. I didn’t want to go to school. I had a lot of absences.”
He also admitted in the new interview that it has been difficult opening up about the abuse, and that he has done so in interviews and his new book, "The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness," in an effort to help others find the courage to speak out.
"It's embarrassing and all that so I didn't do it to get any attention for sure," he said. "I just did it to try to help others who've been through something similar."
(H/T: Daily Mail)